RJ Rachana was a South Indian radio jockey. She died of a cardiac arrest on 22 February 2022.
RJ Rachana aka Rachana Bharadwaj was born in 1983 (age 39 years; at the time of death) in Chamrajpet, Bengaluru. Later, she shifted to Jayaprakash Nagar, Bangalore, for her work. She did a Master in Mass communication from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
There is not much information available about her family.
From class 8 till her graduation, she worked as a TV host. While she was pursuing her master’s degree, she worked as a radio presenter at World Space Satellite Radio. Later, she joined Radio Mirchi as a prime time host, and then she started working at Radio City. She worked as a digital marketer, independent voice artist, and food stylist. She gained immense popularity for the unique style of RJing. She started with the night shows, but after her increasing popularity, she was shifted to morning shows. In 2013, she played the role of an RJ in the Kannada film ‘Simple Aag Ondu Love Story’ (2013) starring Rakshit Shetty and Shwetha Srivatsav.
Later, she quit her job as an RJ.
On 22 February 2022, she complained of chest pain while she was at her residence in Jayaprakash Nagar, Bangalore. She was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital. Reportedly, she had battled depression earlier.
RJ Pradeep (Radio Gilli 106.5 FM) uploaded a post on his Instagram account and wrote,
May your soul rest in peace RJ Rachana. She was definitely one of the best Jock of Namma Bengaluru. Heart Attack at this young age. What’s happening.”
- She was popularly known as ‘Maatina Malli’ and ‘Pori Tapori Rachana’ by her fans.
- RJ Rachana was a trained singer in Carnatic music.